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December 6, 2018 in Communiqués de presse, News, Press Releases

Lawyers Without Borders Canada Organizes an Event on the Fight against Impunity in Mali

CPIJ Co-Researcher Janine Lespérance and Abdoulaye Doucouré. (Photo by Catherine Savard) 5 December 2018 – On this first day of the 17th Assembly of State Parties (ASP) to the International Criminal Court…
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December 3, 2018 in News, Press Releases, Student News

The Canadian Partnership for International Justice is attending the 17th Assembly of State Parties to the International Criminal Court

3 December 2018 – For the third year in a row, the Canadian Partnership for International Justice (CPIJ) is represented at the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the International Criminal…
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November 28, 2018 in CPIJ in the Media, News

Penelope Simons on getting companies to respect human rights

Yves Faguy | CBA National This week, the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) published its 2018 report, concluding that most of the 100 companies reviewed are failing to live up…
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November 26, 2018 in CPIJ in the Media, News

News Release – Canadian Human Rights Commission welcomes new part-time Commissioner

Press release of the Canadian Human Rights Commission November 22, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission The Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) is pleased to announce the…
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November 10, 2018 in News, Student News

Acknowledgement of 8 students who collaborated with CPIJ Co-Researcher François Larocque

We would like to acknowledge the following students who have collaborated with Professor François Larocque at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, Common Law Section in his research under…
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November 9, 2018 in Communiqués de presse, News, Upcoming Events

Registration for Lawyers Without Borders Canada’s Annual Forum is now open

9 November 2018 –The Annual Forum of Lawyers Without Borders Canada (LWBC), whose theme this year is “Human Rights, economic activities and indigenous peoples, comparative perspective” will take place on…
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November 5, 2018 in Communiqués de presse, News, Press Releases, Student News

Results of the Canada-Wide Blog Contest: the Future of International Criminal Justice

5 November 2018 - The Canadian Partnership for International Justice, the Canada Research Chair on International Criminal Justice and Human Rights, and the International Criminal and Humanitarian Law Clinic are happy…
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October 31, 2018 in News, Press Releases

CPIJ organizes a panel on the Rohingya at the 47th CCIL Conference

31 October 2018 – The Canadian Partnership for International Justice (CPIJ) hosts a panel at the 47th Annual Conference of the Canadian Council of International Law (CCIL). Titled “The Role of…
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October 29, 2018 in News, Student News

Prof. Penelope Simons Hires 6 Research Assistants

Welcome back to Melisa Handl, Joshua Ng, Chris Plecash and Ariel Wheway who are continuing their work as research assistants for Professor Penelope Simons at the Faculty of Law at…
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October 26, 2018 in News, Student News

Prof. Joanna Harrington Hires 3 Research Assistants

We wish to give a warm welcome to Megan Ferguson, Kathleen Renaud and Daniel Waring, who are joining the CPIJ as research assistants to Professor Joanna Harrington at the Faculty…
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October 26, 2018 in News, Press Releases

CPIJ Co-Researcher Penelope Simons Receives the 2018 Walter S. Tarnopolsky Award

CPIJ Co-Researcher Penelope Simons 26 October 2018 – CPIJ Co-Researcher Penelope Simons is the recipient of the 2018 Walter S. Tarnopolsky Award. The International Commission of Jurists, who awards this prize,…
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October 22, 2018 in News, Student News

CPIJ funds the attendance of 9 students to the 47th CCIL Conference

22 October 2018 – The Canadian Partnership for International Justice (CPIJ) will fund the attendance of 9 students to the 47thConference of the Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL), which will…
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October 18, 2018 in News, Press Releases

CPIJ Co-Researcher Julia Grignon receives prestigious Paul Reuters Prize on International Humanitarian Law

18 October 2018 – CPIJ Co-Researcher Julia Grignon received yesterday the prestigious Paul Reuters Prize on International Humanitarian Law (IHL). This award was granted to crown her doctoral thesis named “L’applicabilité…
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October 9, 2018 in News, Student News

Be Featured on CPIJ’s Website

Student training is an important goal of the Canadian Partnership for International Justice (CPIJ), as shown by the multiple activities we organize and fund. This is why CPIJ develops new…
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October 2, 2018 in CPIJ in the Media, News

Murdered Honduran Activist Berta Cáceres Deserves Open Justice

Cáceres' assassination in 2016 was one in over 130 targeted killings of environmental defenders in Honduras since the 2009 coup d'état By Amanda Ghahremani and Leah Gardner | The HuffPost…
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September 27, 2018 in CPIJ in the Media, News

Neighbors Refer Venezuela to Criminal Court in ‘Historic’ Rebuke

By Ernesto Londoño and Marlise Simons | The New York Times President Nicolás Maduro, center, in Caracas this week. The crisis in Venezuela “demands collective action,” the president of Peru said. (Photo Miraflores…
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September 26, 2018 in CPIJ in the Media, News

A chance at justice for the Rohingya?

Following Canada’s declaration that crimes against the Rohingya constitute ‘genocide,’ Payam Akhavan asks: Do the refugee camps in Bangladesh hold the key to prosecutions by the International Criminal Court? By Payam…
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September 26, 2018 in CPIJ in the Media, News

Who’s Afraid of the International Criminal Court?

By Eleanor Beevor | Al Bawaba News US National Security Adviser John Bolton listens as President Donald Trump (not seen) speaks on April 13, 2018 at the White House in Washington, DC.…
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September 19, 2018 in News, Press Releases

The ICC Prosecutor is opening a Preliminary Examination on the Rohingya situation

19 September 2018 – On Monday, the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced it will open a preliminary examination concerning the alleged deportation of the…
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September 13, 2018 in News, Press Releases

Al Bashir Case: CPIJ Co-Researcher Darryl Robinson presented observations before the ICC

Darryl Robinson at the hearing 12 September 2018 – CPIJ Co-Researcher Darryl Robinson was yesterday before the International Criminal Court (ICC) to orally present Amici Curiae observations on controversial questions arising…
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September 11, 2018 in CPIJ in the Media, News

A plan for South Africa to stay in the ICC

By Navi Pillay, Richard Goldstone, and Mark Kersten | Mail & Guardian Almost two years after first announcing its intention to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), it remains unclear whether…
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September 6, 2018 in News, Press Releases

The ICC has jurisdiction over the alleged deportation of the Rohingya people

Today, the Pre-trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (“ICC”) ruled on the Prosecutor’s request regarding jurisdiction on the deportation of Royingha people from Myanmar to Bangladesh. This ruling…
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August 6, 2018 in CPIJ in the Media, News

Edmonton man appeals extradition to U.S. on terrorism charges

By Andrea Huncar | CBC News Abdullahi Ahmed Abdullahi's lawyer filed a notice of appeal on June 27. (Court exhibit)   A Canadian man accused of providing financial support to…
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July 17, 2018 in News, Press Releases

20 years ago, the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court was adopted

17 July 2018 – Exactly 20 years ago, the Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) was adopted in Rome by a conference of 160 States. It is to mark…
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July 11, 2018 in News, Press Releases

CPIJ holds its first General Assembly with two guests of honour

The first General Assembly of the Canadian Partnership for International Justice (CPIJ) was held in Montreal on 11 June 2018. Besides fruitfully brainstorming on the Partnership’s development, CPIJ had the…
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July 9, 2018 in News, Press Releases

A group of experts including CPIJ members submitted an Amici Curiae to the ICC on the Al Bashir case

June 2018– On 18 June 2018, a group of experts including members of the Canadian Partnership for International Justice (CPIJ) submitted Amici Curiae observations to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on…
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July 4, 2018 in News

CPIJ Co-Director Fannie Lafontaine Discusses her Role as an Independant Observer, the G7 and the Rohingya at Midi-Info

Fannie Lafontaine July 2018– On July 2 2018, the Canadian Partnership for International Justice (CPIJ) Co-Director Fannie Lafontaine was interviewed by journalist Manon Globensky on Radio-Canada, during the Midi-info radio…
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July 2, 2018 in News

Penelope Simons contributed to the OHCHR’s Accountability and Remedy Project

June 2018 – CPIJ Researcher Penelope Simons led the Canadian research contribution to the second phase of the UN High Commissioner for Human Right’s Accountability and Remedy Project. This project…
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June 26, 2018 in News, Press Releases

CPIJ members submit Amici Curiae to the ICC concerning the Rohingya situation

June 2018 – On 18 June 2018, members of the Canadian Partnership for International Justice (CPIJ) submitted Amici Curiae observations to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on legal issues arising from the…
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June 25, 2018 in News, Press Releases

A Canadian First: François Larocque is Awarded the Canadian Francophonie Research Chair in Language Rights

June 2018– On 19 June 2018, the Canadian Partnership for International Justice (CPIJ) co-researcher François Larocque was awarded the Canadian Francophonie Research Chair in Language Rights at the University of…
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June 20, 2018 in News, Press Releases

Joanna Harrington receives annual CALT prize for contributions to teaching and research

June 2018 – CPIJ co-researcher Joanna Harrington was awarded the 2018 Canadian Association of Law Teachers (CALT) Prize for Academic Excellence. The price is given to honour exceptional contributions to research…
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June 18, 2018 in News

International Justice and Victim’s Rights Summer School: spotlight on an eventful week

June 2018 – The first edition of the International Justice and Victim’s Rights Summer School, organized by the Canadian Partnership on International Justice (CPIJ) was a success. Held from June 4…
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May 31, 2018 in News, Press Releases

CPIJ expert meeting on the collaboration in the prosecution of international crimes: four blogposts will be published

31 May 2018– Following the expert meeting organized by the Canadian Partnership for International Justice (CPIJ) on the collaboration between national prosecuting authorities (NPAs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), a series…
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May 31, 2018 in News, Press Releases

Members of the Partnership will intervene as Amici Curiae before the International Criminal Court concerning the Rohingya situation

May 31, 2018– Members of the Canadian Partnership for International Justice (CPIJ) were granted leave by Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to submit observations as Amici…
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May 23, 2018 in News, Press Releases

Members of the Partnership will intervene as Amici Curiæ before the International Criminal Court in the Al Bashir case

May 21, 2018 – A group of experts including members of the Canadian Partnership for International Justice were granted leave to submit observations on complicated and controversial questions about the immunity…
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April 26, 2018 in News, Press Releases

Canada’s Presidency of the G7: CPIJ Submitted Recommendations to Advance Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

April 2018 – The Canadian Partnership for International Justice recently submitted a note to Ambassador Isabelle Hudon, Co-President of the Gender Equality Advisory Council for Canada’s G7 Presidency, to provide…
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April 14, 2018 in News

Canada-Wide Blog Contest: The Future of International Criminal Justice

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute, the Canada Research Chair on International Criminal Justice and Human Rights, the International Criminal and Humanitarian Law Clinic and the Canadian Partnership for…
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March 21, 2018 in News

Call for Applications: Scholarship to Attend the International Justice and Victims’ Rights Summer School

Three $ 2,000 scholarships (Masters and Ph.D. students) Purpose of the scholarship The Canadian Partnership for International Justice is offering three $ 2,000 scholarships to graduate students from developing countries…
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March 15, 2018 in News, Press Releases

Prosecution of international crimes: an expert meeting with 27 worldwide experts will take place this week in Ottawa

Ottawa, March 14th, 2018 – The expert meeting “Prosecuting International Crimes: Expert Meeting on the Collaboration between National Prosecuting Authorities (NPAs) and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)” will be held on March…
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February 24, 2018 in News

PKI Global Justice Journal Calls for Contributions!

February 2018 – The PKI Global Justice Journal is currently inviting submissions to the Journal on various subjects related to international, transitional and transnational justice. Over the last five months, the newly-established…
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February 23, 2018 in News, Press Releases

Commemorations of the 20th Anniversary of the Rome Statute in the Hague: Co-Researcher Darryl Robinson Participated

February 2018 – The Partnership participated in the launch of commemorations of the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute in the Hague, the Netherlands.  The event took place on February…
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February 15, 2018 in News

“Justice Must be Done!” Lawyers Without Borders Canada Unveils the Results of a Consultation on the Needs, Perceptions and Expectations of Victims of the Armed Conflict in Mali

2018 – Within the framework of the project Justice, Prevention and Reconciliation for Women, Minors and Other Persons Affected by the Malian Crisis (JUPREC), Lawyers Without Borders Canada made public a…
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February 13, 2018 in News

Battleground Metropolis: The 2018 Edmonton IHL Conference

Partnership co-researcher Joanna Harrington will be part of a conference co-organized with the Canadian Red Cross examining the changing nature of warfare, the movement of battles into the cities, with…
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February 6, 2018 in Communiqués de presse, News, Press Releases

Spotlight on the Partnership’s Attendance to the 16th Assembly of States Parties to the International Criminal Court

The 16th Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the International Criminal Court (ICC), to which the Canadian Partnership for International Justice attended, is already over. Summary of two eventful weeks.…
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February 5, 2018 in News, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events

Participate to the International Justice and Victims’ Rights Summer School!

The Canadian Partnership for International Justice organizes the International Justice and Victims' Rights summer school, which will be held in Montreal from June 4 to June 9 2018. This event…
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January 30, 2018 in News

Launch of Lexsitus, New Service Created by CILRAP

January 30, 2018 – Today was launched Lexsitus, a new service created by CILRAP. It is designed to help law practitioners and students with the learning of and the work with…
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January 23, 2018 in News, Press Releases

The Wong v. HMQ Case, on Which Students from the uOttawa Clinic Worked, is Heard by the Supreme Court

November 2017 – Students from the University of Ottawa Clinic provided legal research and analysis in support of Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL)’s intervention in Wong v. HMQ, which…
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December 17, 2017 in News

SGBV in Sierra Leone: Valerie Oosterveld organized an event moderated by Fannie Lafontaine

December 2017 – Today, December 13 2017, the co-searcher Valerie Oosterveld organized a side event in the context of the Assembly of State Parties to the International Criminal Court. The…
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December 17, 2017 in News

Lawyers Without Borders Canada Organizes an Event on the Challenges of the Colombian Peace Process

December 2017 – On December 12 this year, Lawyers Without Borders Canada organized his second side event in the context of the 16th Assembly of State Parties to the International…
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December 12, 2017 in News

Lawyers Without Borders Canada Organizes an Event on the Fight Against Impunity in Mali

December 2017 – On December 11 this year, Lawyers Without Borders Canada organized jointly with the International Federation for Human Rights (IFHR) a side event in the context of the…
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RT @IntLawGrrls: Go on! Human Rights in Theory & Practice in Leipzig https://t.co/WsgCih9NQt
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RT @Amoulgam: Un nouveau billet paru ce matin. J'y reprends quelques lignes d'un exposé sur les rapports entre les réseaux sociaux et les c…
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RT @SQDI_RQDI: Participez au concours de dissertation Matthieu-Bernard en #droitinternational , vous pourriez être publié dans la #revueque…
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Vacancy Announcement: Head of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for #Myanmar. Deadline for application is 31… https://t.co/gYKegDtlNh
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Vacancy Announcement: Head of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar. Apply by 31 January 2019. -- Vac… https://t.co/b9k63gHDWQ
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#Gbagbo detention case: "the Prosecutor contends that there is a concrete risk that Mr Gbagbo and Mr Blé #Goudé wil… https://t.co/7tiwQZ2Lkc
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RT @MortenBergsmo: My article in Le Monde today on Gbagbo and the next steps: https://t.co/aJAioIg3jF. In English: https://t.co/66eH8dO5xF.
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La Chambre d'appel de la CPI a décidé que Laurent Gbagbo et Charles Blé Goudé demeureront en détention jusqu'à la t… https://t.co/2INil0KEVD
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The ICC Appeals Chamber decided that Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé will remain in custody until a further h… https://t.co/Da9RdDirbF
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RT @IntlCrimCourt: #ICC Appeals Chamber maintains Laurent #Gbagbo & Charles #BléGoudé in custody & convenes a hearing on their detention on…
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